Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Celluloid Man

Celluloid Man is a 2012 documentary film that explores the life and work of legendary Indian archivist P.K. Nair, founder of the National Film Archive of India and guardian of Indian cinema. The film has won two National Awards in India at the 60th National Film Awards for the Best Historical / Biographical Reconstruction and for Best Editing in 2013. It has also won the ”Nestor The Chronicler” award for the best archival film at the XII Kyiv International Documentary Film Festival 2013, Ukraine. It premiered at the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna,Italy on the 26 June 2012. Since then it has traveled to 48 film festivals in India and overseas. The film was released in India on 3 May 2013 to coincide with the centenary of Indian cinema.

Archivist P.K. Nair - (Celluloid Man)
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is a filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer. He is the founder of Dungarpur Films based in Mumbai, under whose banner he has directed over 400 commercials and produced documentaries and short films. “Celluloid Man” is his most recent project, and also his first feature length film. He was given the Bimal Roy Memorial Emerging Talent Award for his film “Celluloid Man” at a ceremony on October 18, 2013.


Shivendra Singh Dungarpur - Director (Celluloid Man)